(b. 1869, Milano, d. 1917, Milano)

Mausoleo Faccanoni

Via Suardo, Sarnico, Bergamo

The mausoleum is a monumental tomb that the Faccanoni family had constructed in 1907 within the cemetery walls of the town of Sarnico. Built next to the hill, it was constructed using only local materials. The mausoleum was designed to be a spectacular backdrop for the entire cemetery, thanks to a combination of theatrical effects (flights of steps and pyramidal structure) and materials with varying luminist yields. Christian religious symbols, generally inserted in this type of construction, are virtually nonexistent: the cross disappears in a triumph of putti, visible only on the entrance gate to the crypt.

The picture shows an archive photo from 1909.

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